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World AIDS Day with HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE Author David France

Bringing awareness to HIV and AIDS, and honoring those who tragically lost their lives to the deadly virus.



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December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to bring awareness, remember, and stand in solidarity with those who are living with or lost their lives to HIV or AIDS. There are an estimated 38 million people worldwide who are living with the virus and 35 million people who have died of HIV or an AIDS-related illness.

We talk with the CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston about the great work they do in the greater Houston area to bring awareness and support those living with HIV/AIDS. Their annual World AIDS Day luncheon is Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. For more information, click here.

Then, we converse with Oscar nominated filmmaker, New York Times Bestselling author, and award-winning investigative journalist David France about his acclaimed book, How to Survive a Plague, which has been hailed as "the definitive book on AIDS activism." The book and the documentary of the same name both chronicle the efforts of AIDS activist groups who seized upon the scientific research that helped develop the drugs which turned HIV into a manageable condition.

He will also offer his insight on the epidemic in retrospect and share details of his experience as an investigative journalist that reported on the epidemic since its early years.

David France's Academy Award nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague and his most recent film How to Survive a Pandemic are currently streaming on HBO Max.



John Huckaby

  • Chief Executive Officer, AIDS Foundation Houston

David France

  • Oscar-nominated filmmaker, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning investigative journalist

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